TWAP064: You Will Want This Proven Social Skills Resource

Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson and the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills

Have you ever had well-meaning advice from friends , family, or even professionals that didn’t seem to work? Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, founder of the UCLA PEERS social skills program, says that is just the problem with many social skills resources. Over the course of many years she has conducted research on what works for making […]

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Can’t Sleep? Here Are 7 Simple Tips To Use Tonight

Have you ever wanted to kill sheep instead of counting them? I mean, people tell me to imagine sheep going by in my head, and that will help me sleep. But one night on a vacation in lower Michigan, I was so frustrated I felt I could kill those imaginary sheep! Don’t worry, I’m not […]

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5 Startling Ways that Lack of Sleep May Cost You

What's The Problem with Lack of Sleep?

Sometimes we don’t know how valuable something is until we pay a big enough price. Check out the following story someone who learned how valuable sleep is. About five years ago, I fainted from exhaustion. I hit my head on my desk. I broke my cheekbone and got four stitches on my right eye. It […]

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What Everyone Should Know About Treatment Anxiety

Why You Need To Know About Medical Phobia

Do you fear hospitals, doctors, and/or medical procedures? Here’s what one of our Thrive with Autism/Aspergers community members said one day: “Hi guys. I have to get surgery Tuesday for my foot (running injury) and I’m anxious. Any tips? I hate blood draws and IVs. Mostly I just don’t know how surgery really works, like […]

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Overcoming Anxiety and Depression On The Autism Spectrum

An Interview with Dr. Lee Wilkinson, PhD

I recently wrote about the importance of suicide prevention for autistics and Aspergians. In addition to being at risk for suicidal thinking, many autistics and Aspergians deal with anxiety and depression. That’s why I recently interviewed Dr. Lee Wilkinson, author of Overcoming Anxiety and Depression On The Autism Spectrum: A Self-Help Guide Using CBT. Dr. Wilkinson […]

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